Pupils at Kings Park Primary School obliterated a classroom last week.

But rather than an act of senseless vandalism, the end result was a work of art.

The room was cleared and painted white, and then pupils were encouraged to add to the blank spaces.

Kings Park Primary School art teacher Jan Roest said the project was designed to show the students another side of art.

“This was all inspired by a Japanese artist by the name of Yayoi Kusama,” Ms Roest said.

“It’s called an obliteration room and the idea behind it is to show the students that art doesn’t have to be a framed painting you can’t touch at a gallery.”

While the concept was embraced by all, Ms Roest said there was some initial reservations.

“The first students that came in to add to the room were a bit hesitant, they asked me a few times if they were allowed to put things up on the wall.

“But as the day wore on, it grew. We even had a bus driver stop by and ask to put something on the wall.”

The room will remain until the school’s sister school from Japan visits later this year, but Ms Roest is already thinking ahead to the next project.

“If we can come up with something that is this interactive and involves the community like this did, that would be ideal.”